Thursday, July 12, 2018

Strawberries and Mixed Greens

We have been enjoying summer salads.  Chris will grill chicken and then we have a roasted vegetable with it or toss it with a fun summer salad.  Love the Pear and Walnut Salad I posted recently.  I also brought back the Mandarin Orange salad into our rotation. 

I have had this Strawberry Salad in my recipes for years and just decided to make it again.  I LOVE it.  I made for the 4th of July.  We extra greens and strawberries so we have enjoyed it for several meals - as a main course with grilled chicken or as a side dish.  My hubby added feta cheese to the mix! 

Strawberry Salad


1 bag of spinach leaves or mixed greens
1 pint of strawberries, sliced
2 oz sliced almonds, toasted
feta cheese or another cheese, optional


1/2 cup sugar
1 Tbsp poppy seeds
2 Tbsp sesame seeds
1 1/2 tsp minced onion
1 1/4 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1/4 tsp paprika
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup cider vinegar

Mix all ingredients together and refrigerate overnight or 4-6 hours.  Take out of fridge a little before serving to get to room temperature... or easier to shake and mix.

Toss salad and dressing just before serving.

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Monday, July 9, 2018

Yummy Salsa - with a few Jenna additions

Our middle daughter is an awesome photographer and is fortunate to take pictures all over the world.  She recently did an engagement shoot in Colorado for some Baylor friends.  You should follow Jenna Routh on Instagram to see her great work or visit Jenna Routh Photography.

Jenna got this salsa recipe from a friend in Colorado.  She came home and raved on and on about it.  Jenna has made it several times and made several additions.  Jenna likes more of everything - lots of flavor.  We found the Del Monte Mexican tomatoes at Walmart.  I know the family in Colorado orders them through Amazon.

 Leslie's Salsa - with lots of Jenna additions..... Jenna likes lots of cilantro and lime so adjust according to your taste

2 cans Del Monte Mexican Tomatoes (jalapeno, garlic and cumin), drain juice of one can
2 garlic cloves, finely minced
1 jalapeno, roasted and chopped (more if want hotter)
3/4 cup onion, chopped
3/4 bunch cilantro, finely chopped
juice of a whole lime
salt and pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 350.  Wrap jalapeno in foil and put in oven for about 10 - 12 minutes.  Take out and dice. (wear gloves if sensitive to jalapeno juice)  In a blender, add tomatoes, onions, garlic, jalapeno, cilantro, lime juice and salt/pepper.  Blend to get your desired consistency.  Serve with favorite chips.

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

monogrammed waffle robes from Etsy

You have also probably noticed that ... I LOVE monogrammed gifts.  I am from Texas and we love monograms.  I remember when my girls were little and they had little monogrammed "panty covers" with little eyelet edges to wear over their diapers/panties.  SO cute!

Please visit The Fancy Pigeon for great gifts - whether for graduation or a birthday or for a bridesmaid gift.  I love this waffle robe  - it has been one of my "go-to" gifts for high school graduates.  For my out of state gifts, I often order directly from The Fancy Pigeon and she ships it directly to the person I am celebrating and always includes a note for me.

Another great gift!  Please visit Allison at The Fancy Pigeon.  Remember - these are just my opinions and I love to share things I love!